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UESTC Alumnus Was Invited to Pay an Official Visit to Hampton University, USA

published: 2016-04-22 09:41:00       hits: 

Virginia in April enjoys fair weather and spring is in the air. On the eve of the 60th birthday of his alma mater-UESTC, Yang Lan paid an official visit to Hampton University (HU) on April 19th, on the invitation of HU.

During the visit, Yang Lan, accompanied by Coronel, Director of International Office of HU, visited Pigmented Skin Research Center, Scripps Howard School of Journalism & Communication and School of Science, and met with Dr. JoAnn W. Haysbert, Executive Vice President and Provost, Vice President Dr. Barbara Inman, Mr. Bill Thomas, Vice President in charge of the government and public relations, and Calvin Lowe, Dean of School of Science. The Provost of HU introduced the history, disciplines and research fields of HU in detail, and especially highlighted their accomplishment and outlook in cancer proton therapy, journalism and communication, engineering and technology science, aerospace research, and culture and art studies.

Yang Lan expressed his thanks for the invitation from HU, for the thoughtful arrangement by the International Office of HU, and special gratitude to Prof. Coronel as he met and communicated with leaders, professors and students with his company. Also, on behalf of all students, staff and the administrations of UESTC, Yang congratulated HU on its remarkable achievement and great contributions to America even the globe in politics, economy, culture and science.

Furthermore, Yang introduced the history and disciplines of UESTC, highlighting its predominant position in the field of electronics and the innovation road to the future. In the meantime, he made an introduction of UESTC alumni, especially alumni in the USA who had made contributions to America and Sino-US communication.

The delegation members marveled at HU’s cutting-edge technologies and dramatic growth in biomedicine, heavy ion radiotherapy, aerospace, engineering and art, which provide a broad prospect for international exchange and cooperation of UESTC, and UESTC alumni enterprises cooperation.

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Welcoming North America alumni of UESTC, HU was looking forward to positive cooperation with UESTC in academics, culture and art. Also, HU expressed congratulations to UESTC on her splendid accomplishment, paying tribute to North America alumni because of their irreplaceable role in international cultural and economic exchange, and great contributions to educational, cultural and economic exchange between China and USA.

We expect that HU and UESTC can take the first step in cooperation as soon as possible, and please convey our sincere greeting to President Dr. William R. Harvey and invitation to visit UESTC.

At noon, together with director of International Office of HU, the delegation members had lunch in Holly Tree Inn, which had long enjoyed a good reputation as Mrs. Rosa Parks, Mother of the American Civil Rights Movement, received a letter from president of HU and was offered a job in Holly Tree Inn when she was cornered. Having lunch in the restaurant which the great woman once served, and reviewing America’s endeavors to achieve racial equality, freedom and justice, they were enlightened in terms of their development in USA. At last, they expected the flourishing growth of UESTC, and may happiness and success follow those overseas alumni everywhere.

Translator: Liao Dongyang